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BALANITACEAE
Balanites aegyptiaca   (L.) Del.
Zarma name: garbey
A tree with drooping branches which is armed with green thorns. Fruit pulp edible.
Uses: Food (fruit), medicine (leaves and bark)
Notes: During a famine, one woman found this tree bearing abundant fruits, climbed the tree and cried out, "Hurry up and letfs pick them off!h. This story became a nursery song and is still being sung by children.
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1. Tree 2. Fruiting shoots
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3. Fruits 4. Flowers
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